I am Kelly of Midlothian, Virginia. I have a MSEd, and left the public school classroom when my now-11-year-old was born. I also have a 6-year-old who is medically disabled. I am homeschooling him because he is unable to leave the house as he is challenged by a rare, life threatening autoimmune disease.
This upcoming school year, I have decided to homeschool my 6th grader. We are so excited about this adventure.
My husband is a local business owner. We give our all to enjoy each moment with our boys.
We also have two little girls… Yorkies that is- and they are the best classmates possible!
My 11-year-old is age-appropriately independent. He starts his morning with breakfast, and his iPad.
My 6-year-old is 100% elemental fed through a gastrojejunostomy tube- and gets all of his formula in 20 of 24 hours each cycle. He requires a flushing of his feeding tube, and bathroom assistance. We take him to our spare room- awesome classroom.
We do a morning meeting; including calendar, weather, and thought for the day. We do a lot of singing! My 6-year-old has no oral intake- but we do a water break for him, and small snack for my 11-year-old. We work as a team to move along in our day with encouragement and perseverance.
We work on limited physical and occupation therapy for our 6-year-old.
Our 11-year-old is part of Boy Scouts and enjoys playing short stop in baseball. We have great interest in coding and all things video games! We are never “bored.”
Our evening is spent with Daddy and our entire family unit- enjoying time together and focusing on the big picture of our family dynamic. We have lows… and we have highs…
We are about to support our 6-year-old as he has his 35th surgery to date. Our lives are extremely challenging- but at the end of the day– we are there for one another… And we got this!!!
Just for Fun:
My 11-year-old is all boy… loves running, swimming, baseball, and just climbing anything!
My 6-year-old enjoys talking… a lot… haha. He is physically limited and is in his wheelchair most of the time… but he is quite the gamer- and enjoys coding and learning as much as he can about science and social studies.